Dental implants are a popular choice for tooth replacement due to their stability and natural appearance. If you are considering dental implants, we invite you to review the following information to learn more about this restorative option:

Q: Is it painful to receive dental implants?

A: You may experience mild discomfort following the procedure as your mouth gets used to the implant post. During the procedure, our periodontist will provide you with anesthesia to help you remain full comfortable.

Q: What can I expect after the anesthesia wears off?

A: Healing from implant surgery is fairly quick. If you experience mild discomfort, we can recommend anti-inflammatory, non-steroidal pain killers, such as ibuprofen, to relieve any pain.

Q: How long will the procedure take?

A: Dental implant surgery typically lasts an hour, depending on the location and number of the implant placement.

Q: What foods should I eat after the procedure?

A: Dr. Sam Markzar and our team recommend that you eat only soft foods, such as yogurt and soup, and avoid chewing on the treated side of your mouth. You should also drink plenty of fluids to remain well hydrated. Please contact our office if you have any questions regarding proper diet during your recovery.

Q: How long will the recovery and full procedure take?

A: Dental implant placement occurs in two phases: the implant surgery and attaching the implant crown to the post. After the post is surgically placed in your jaw, the healing process typically takes two to nine months to allow the jawbone to fuse with the post. Once your mouth is ready, you will return to Beverly Hills Periodontal Arts and Implants to receive the custom-made implant crown to complete the procedure.

Q: How long do dental implants last?

If properly placed and cared for, dental implants can last for several years. Some patients have had their dental implants for more than 40 years.

Q: Is it possible for the body to reject a dental implant? What solutions can you provide if this happens?

A: Dental implant rejection has occurred, though it is very rare. The jawbone may not fuse with the implant if you are allergic to titanium or if infection and fibrous tissue develop around the implant. If your body rejects an implant, our periodontist can remove the implant and, once the mouth has healed, place an implant that is more compatible with your biology.

Q: Are dental implants expensive?

A: The price of dental implants varies for each patient, but the procedure is very cost-effective due to their longevity. Beverly Hills Periodontal Arts and Implants offers several payment options to help you afford any necessary procedures.

Q: Does insurance cover dental implants?

A: Insurance coverage depends on your individual insurance plan. We invite you to contact your insurance company in advance to learn more about your treatment benefits. Our team is happy to speak with you about our financial options as well.

We hope this information has been helpful to you. For more information about dental implants in Beverly Hills, California, call (310) 776-9119. Dr. Sam Markzar and our team hope to hear from you soon!